Justin Guariglia was born in 1974 in Maplewood, New Jersey, USA. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. He studied Italian literature, Venetian art history, Italian and Chinese language, history and culture at Capital University, China. He has been actively involved in international group and solo exhibitions and has received various awards for his work. His photographs can be found in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Vanden Heuvel in New York, and the Spurlock Museum in Urbana.